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Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue

What do you do when life gives you lemons? In my case, extra special Amalfi lemons, carried all the way from Italy by our friends who own the best pizzeria in town. More on that soon. I don’t know how I haven’t blogged about them yet but it’s better than the best pizza I’ve had…

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Perfectly Crisp Waffles

Waffles. What’s not to like? They’re like pancakes but with little pockets to ensure maximum maple syrup to batter ratio. I’d been searching for years for a crispy, not overly doughy and not too stodgy waffle recipe – you know the ones – they’re like eating rubbery pancakes. This is none of those. After dozens of waffles…

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A Weekend at Indisch Villa, Southern Sri Lanka

Tucked away down a side street, you’d never suspect that such a lavish villa lurked behind the inconspicuous sign. Indisch is a luxury boutique villa in Ahangama, halfway between Galle and Mirissa. It’s certainly one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed in, and word on the street is that it’s one of the nicest villa’s…

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SMILE: My Laser Eye Surgery at Optimax Malaysia

The thing everyone says after having laser vision correction is ‘I wish I’d done it sooner.’ It’s so true, I wish I’d done it years ago. Goodness knows, it would have been worth it just for the convenience, but if you factor in the cost of glasses, contact lenses and cleaning solution, it becomes all the…

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Passionfruit & Mint Daiquiris

Believe me when I say I’m thinking of you here in hot, sunny Colombo. Even though I’m not missing winter one bit, the pictures and video of it snowing in Canberra have made me a little homesick. And all the pictures of frosty mornings and postcard perfect Canberran sunsets. We are finally settling into living in Colombo. Someone…

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How to cut pineapple like a pro

When I was cutting up pineapple for my new favourite dessert the other day, our dinner guest commented on how artistic I was being about it. I had never thought about it before that point – in my mind there was only one way I knew how to cut a pineapple. There are other ways, obviously, but this…

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